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  • Aly Raisman Is More Than An Olympic Champion

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    August 9, 2012 | 7:31 am

    Aly Raisman is not only a gold-medalist Olympic Champion, but she is a Jew with a conscience, a memory, and not afraid to speak truth to power. Her use of Hava Nagila as the music for her individual routines was deliberately chosen as a statement of protest to the International Olympic Committee that refused to honor the 11 Israeli athletes murdered by Palestinian terrorists at the Munich Olympics in 1972. Read the full story here.

    Kol hakavod to Aly not only for her medals, but for her character!

  • Aly Raisman says she was for Munich 11 moment of silence [SLIDESHOW]

    August 8, 2012 | 10:07 am

    Slideshow highlighting Aly Raisman‘s Olympics at bottom

    Jewish-American gymnast Aly Raisman expressed her support for a moment of silence at the Olympics for the Israelis killed at the 1972 Munich Games.

    Raisman was speaking to reporters Tuesday following her gold medal performance...

  • Raisman, Down Under athletes soar among Jewish Olympians

    August 7, 2012 | 2:58 pm

    Slideshow highlighting Aly Raisman‘s Olympics at bottom

    U.S. gymnast Aly Raisman and athletes from Down Under were the story for Jewish sports fans at the London Olympics.

    Raisman, who performs her floor routines to the melody of “Hava Nagilah,” won an individual gold medal on...

  • Aly Raisman gets the gold for her floor exercise

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 7, 2012 | 11:56 am

    Aly Raisman is quickly making American Jews forget about their former golden girl of gymnastics, Kerri Strug. Not only does Raisman perform her floor exercises to “Hava Nagila,” but today she took home the gold at the London Olympics.

    From CBS News:

    Perhaps energized by her...

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  • Aly Raisman takes a gold and bronze

    August 7, 2012 | 10:45 am

    Jewish-American gymnast Aly Raisman won a gold medal in the floor exercise as well as a bronze on the balance beam at the London Olympics.

    Raisman, 18, of Needham, Mass., took the gold on Aug. 6 with a score of 15.6 to edge Catalina Ponor of Romania and Aliya Mustafina of Russia,...

  • Floor exercise propels Aly Raisman to Olympics’ gymnastics finals

    July 30, 2012 | 2:21 pm

    American Jewish gymnast Aly Raisman reached the Olympics women’s artistic gymnastics finals, beating among others teammate and world champion Jordyn Wieber.

    Raisman finished second overall in the qualifying round with a total of 60.391, including a 15.325 on the floor exercise that...

  • Jewish gymnasts win medals at world championships

    October 17, 2011 | 11:49 am

    American Alexandra Raisman won a bronze medal in floor exercise for a routine choreographed to “Hava Nagila” at the 2011 World Gymnastics Championships in Tokyo.

    Raisman, 17, of suburban Boston also was the captain of the U.S. gold medal-winning squad in the absence of Alicia...

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